Peterstown, WV
Peterstown, WV

Top 10 West Virginia Things To Do In Summer

If you are looking for an adventure-filled summer with your family and friends, look no further than Four Fillies Lodge! With so much to do on the property and in the surrounding areas, you will be sure to have a memorable summer vacation. Here are the top ten things to do in West Virginia in the summer.


1.) ATV on the Famous Hatfield-McCoy Trails


Two People ATV Riding


West Virginia is home to some of the most famous ATV trails in the country, the Hatfield-McCoy Trails. The trail system includes ten trails and runs through the West Virginia counties of Logan, Kanawha, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, and Boone. The closest trail system to Four Fillies Lodge is the Indian Ridge Trailhead located an hour from the lodge.



2.) Explore the Lost World Caverns


Lost World Caverns


In Lewisburg, West Virginia an hour from Four Fillies Lodge, you can visit the Lost World Caverns and descend 120 feet below the Earth’s surface into the vast wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Here you can take a self guided tour through the caves or book a wild cave tour for the more adventurous explorers.



3.) Kayak the New River


Two Boys Kayaking the New River


Just twenty-five minutes down the road, guests of Four Fillies Lodge can rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, or river tubes and enjoy a day on the New River for only $25 per person. At the New River’s Edge, they also have great fishing opportunities.


4.) Babcock State Park


Babcock State Park


You may have seen this familiar photo of Babcock State Park’s Glade Creek Grist Mill. This iconic location is home to 4,127 acres of stunning scenery. In addition to visiting and photographing the mill, visitors can enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and fishing nearby.



5.) Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine


Beckley Coal Mine Tour


The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine takes you through what was once an operating coal mine. You can ride through the mine in a ‘man car’ while veteran miners tell you all about the responsibilities of past and present miners. In addition to the coal mine tour, guests can visit the Coal Camp which includes a restored coal camp house, miner’s shanty, church, school and more. There is also a youth museum and gift shop on site.


6.) Visit the Dirty Dancing Film Location

Thirty minutes down the road in Pembroke, Virginia, you can visit Mountain Lake Lodge, the location where the famous Dirty Dancing movie was filmed. You can check out the events that are taking place here, including their Dirty Dancing Weekends. Visitors can also dine at the Harvest Restaurant on site.



7.) Hike the Cascade Falls Trail


Cascade Falls Trail

If you stay with us at Four Fillies Lodge, you can hike the Cascade Falls Trailhead just 30 minutes away located in the Jefferson National Forest in Pembroke, VA. This 4 mile round trip hike takes you through the lush forest where you’ll find a gorgeous 66 foot waterfall waiting for you at the end of the hike. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic before or after the hike at the picnicking area located at the beginning of the trail where they will also find public restrooms.


8.) White Water Rafting

Group White Water Rafting


White water rafting on the New River and Gauley River is definitely one of the more adventurous summer things to do in West Virginia! River Expeditions is an outfitter that offers white water rafting, as well as so many other activities. They offer a variety of rafting packages for the beginner or experienced rafter.



9.) Book a Bridge Walk Tour


Guests of Four Fillies Lodge can book a guided Bridge Walk tour on the famous New River Gorge bridge in West Virginia. Visitors walk on the bridge catwalk 876 feet above the New River and enjoy incredible views of West Virginia’s natural landscapes and beauty while learning about the history of the Capital Bridge and the area. The Bridge Walk tours include the standard Bridge Walk, the Bridge Walk Full Moon Tour, and the Bridge Day Bridge Walk tour.



10.) Sip at Nearby Vineyards and Breweries


Couple at the Winery


In the summer months, it’s always a good idea to visit some of the nearby vineyards and breweries such as Old World Libations, Daniels Vineyard, Weathered Ground Brewery, and Rising Silo Brewery. These vineyards and breweries are within an hour from the property and are the perfect stop for guests exploring the area.



Four Fillies Lodge is the perfect accommodation for your summer getaway. Our West Virginia cabin rentals provide private lodging for individual families or groups looking to getaway together. We even offer a few dog-friendly cabins. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and book one of our unique lodging options for your family this summer. While you are here, do not forget to check out the top 10 things to do in West Virginia during the summer. Contact us at or reserve a cabin online!

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